Alaska Robotics

Alaska’s Budget Woes

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 by Pat

For those of you who missed Governor Bill Walker’s State of the Budget address, we’ve summed it up for you here.

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Tuesday, April 14th 2015 by Pat

State funding for public media has been slashed but Alaska Robotics News is ready to step in and pick up where they left off. We present Gavel to Gavel Two. G2G2.

Rep. Kawasaki

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 by Pat

Thanks to Rep. Scott Kawasaki for giving us a great interview!

Alaska Robotics Gallery, Call for Exhibits

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 by Pat

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The Alaska Robotics Gallery is accepting proposals for exhibits to be displayed between September 2015 and May 2016. Our exhibition space and storefront is located in downtown Juneau and we highlight whimsical work by illustrators and visual artists from Alaska and abroad.

Our storefront features graphic novels, art prints, cards, shirts and tacos.

To submit a proposal, please complete this form or email numbered responses to: crew@alaskarobotics.com. Please also include 5-7 samples of your work and a brief artist resume.

Submissions are due by 4/30/2015 and applicants will be notified of our decision by 5/31/2015.

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Emerald City Comic Con

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 by Pat

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Aaron and I will be in Seattle for Emerald City Comicon this week, it’s always a great show and we’re definitely looking forward to it.

You can find us in booth #106 next to our friends Marian Call, Molly Lewis and Lone Shark Games.

This year is especially exciting for me because I get to moderate a panel with some awesome guests…

The Role of the Artist on the Electronic Frontier
Room: Hall F (TCC 304)
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 12:30PM – 1:20PM

Rule munchkins, hackers and story miners unite! Explore themes like government surveillance, intellectual property rights, net neutrality and the role of the artist in the digital world. Join Nadia Kayyali of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and attorney Katie Lane, Pat Race of Alaska Robotics and Gene Ambaum from Unshelved for this great discussion!

Student Show of the Comic Arts

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 by Pat

We’re excited to invite Juneau K-12 students to exhibit at the Alaska Robotics Gallery during our annual Student Show of the Comics Arts. We have a fairly loose interpretation of “comic art” and will accept character designs, fan art, panels, pages, editorials or any other piece which the student feels might suit the show.

Submissions are due April 1st. Please include a completed submission form along with your wall ready piece of art.

The student show will open First Friday, April 3rd and be displayed through the month of April. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Kazu Kibuishi & Jason Caffoe to visit Juneau!

Monday, February 23rd 2015 by Pat

We’re very excited to announce that comic artists Kazu Kibuishi and Jason Caffoe will be visiting Juneau this week! They’re the team behind the New York Times bestselling series, Amulet.

Check out our Alaska Robotics Gallery Newsletter for information about workshops, hangouts, signings, presentations and more:

Update: The Making Comics and Graphic Novels workshop is from 12:30pm-4:20pm at Centennial Hall Ballroom 2 on Thursday.

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The Don’t Panic Session

Thursday, February 19th 2015 by Pat

Things are looking grim for Alaska this year… but Don’t Panic.

Alaska Robotics News takes a look at Governor Bill Walker’s Voices for Visions Budget Survey and talks to the artist behind the recent art installation at the Capitol Building.

Here’s an editorial by James Brooks which may have planted the seeds for the Governor’s “Don’t Panic” State of the State speech.

Ted Stevens vs. The World

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 by Pat

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Ted Stevens was team captain for the Republicans in the 1973 Jhoon Rhee Martial Arts Tournament. Many thanks to the UAF Alaska Film Archive for collecting and cataloging such things.

Boring Talk – Brad Keithley

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 by Pat

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Brad Keithley is an oil, gas and fiscal policy consultant who wants to see Alaska adopt a sustainable budget. Keithley even ponied up $160,000 of his own money during the last election to target self-branded “fiscal conservatives” who weren’t delivering.

If you want to hear more from Keithley, you can find his opinions and ideas at his blog, Thoughts on Oil and Gas